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Feature table: Mapnik, GeoServer, CKAN, GeoNode, GeoNetwork?

I'm trying to get a clear view of the roles of different components here, this is not a "which is better" comparison, these components have different roles, but their functions overlap. (Comparison ...
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Is there any readily available implementation of Mapserver (or Geoserver)- Postgres-Openlayers combination?

I am developing an web GIS for map data presentation for public. Is there any readily available implementation of Mapserver (or Geoserver)- Postgres-Openlayers combination or similar? More Details: ...
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arcgis server performance comparison

Are there any recent comparisons/studies of arcgis server vs. open source gis servers in common tasks like providing a wms/wfs, filtering data/search performance, and so on? We received a lot of ...
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Arcgis server services match in geoserver

I was working with arcgis platform, but now I am working with geoserver for a project. Argis server publishes the MapServers and FeatureLayers under mapservers. For exapmle: Sample Demographic ...
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Difficult style for the map

There is a task before me of generating images as shown below. The main problem is the signs which must be placed outside the polygon (if they do not fit in it), and the lines should connect the sign ...
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Does anyone display OpenStreetMap through MapServer, ArcGIS for Server or Geoserver?

I use Windows OS. The data (OpenStreetMap) are stored in a postgres/postgis database. How do I display this data correctly? Update: Now I use: geoserver-2.3.5.exe, ...
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Best way to visualize the PostGIS Raster in OpenLayers

I have been stuck by this problem for a long time. Several ways have already been tried, but none of them works as I was expecting. Here are the description of each of these method as well as the ...
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Effective way for creating Open Source Web mapping applications

Sorry for asking such a basic question, but these days there is lot of advancement on open source technologies. My requirements for my application are below Basic Map application with zoom, pan, ...
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Dynamically generating data for map tiles from Python function

I'm brand-new to GIS and relatively new to web services. I've found a ton of great resources on the web, but I'm having trouble addressing one specific issue: One of the data layers on my planned map ...
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What is the main benefit and drawback of: GeoServer, MapServer, Mapnik? [duplicate]

For the purpose of creating a comparison table, please recommend a couple of feature fields that would apply to each FOSS GIS server. And, perhaps answer the question of which desktop GIS System, ...
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GIS Server - evaluation architecture

Building from my previous questions: QGIS Server limitations? I want to evaluate performance of both MapServer and GeoServer. Can both servers exist on the same machine (each serving out WMS) or ...
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QGIS Server limitations?

QGIS Server seems to be fairly simple to setup and create services, however I'm wondering if there are any limitations with using it opposed to MapServer or GeoServer. My current server ...
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Looking for “big names” that use open source WMS (like geoserver / ms4w / qgis server) for presentation

I'm looking for famous companies / "big names" (like army , goverments , city halls) that chose to use open source map servers and not paid solution like ESRI and such for presentation I'm doing (go ...
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Best practice for serving data to OpenLayers client

We have some polyline and point data in SHP format and would like to serve that data to an OpenLayers client. First we thought about converting the data to GeoJSON and send it to the client as a ...
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Should I query the tab/shp file or SQL (mapserver or geoserver)?

I have tab files (or shp) with information like residents , buildings etc... I need to be able to click a point in web map and query all data that fall in certain radius. I didn't decide yet which WMS ...
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What is a good learning source for programmer who wants to understand the infrastrucre of map based web map?

I want to to write a simple web app with a map (tile cache because of hi res raster) that once a user click the map he can do some queries on it (as in search in polygon , radius , nearest ) on the ...
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Create WMS service from existing image tiles

I have image tiles (jpg image files with txt georeference info files; see picture) stored in catalog (about 12GB, size one image tile ~ 275*466 meters). It possible create WMS service of the tiles to ...
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GeoTiff size - what to do?

I have a whole series of GeoTiff tiles, each one about 250mb in size, in total just over 90gb. I want to be able to display these as a wms into QGIS to 20+ GIS users and in the end make them into a ...
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WMS application in Apache

To host a map application in real world, developed using GeoServer, we need a server with Tomcat/JSP rather than Apache, right? Correct me if I am wrong since my background is as GIS not development. ...
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Why do we need Mapserver/Geoserver to present data from spatial database to web browser?

I was trying "How I set up GeoServer on an old machine" and By @iant I was setting up Tomcat and all. I suddenly had a question why we need Mapsever and Geoserver? Can these server pull data from ...
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How to connect GeoServer with Java to a PostGIS/PostGres database?

I am having trouble using GeoServer to perform a shortest path analysis between two network points. My question is about connecting GeoServer with Java to a PostGIS/PostGres database. I know that in ...
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Completely Brand New to GIS - Help picking technology from the pros

I'm new to GIS and need to learn for an internship. I've been reading a lot and now need help picking technologies to use... particularly the map serving tech. Project Requirements - Free Web ...
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What map source/API/tools are recommended to create Web GIS/Mapping application utilising Microsoft technologies?

I'm researching about technologies (around Microsoft tech) to create mapping application and would like to have advice/suggestions. Brief requirement to build mapping application with Microsoft ...
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Mapnik, Mapserver or Geoserver

I'm currently developping an ArcGIS based flex webviewer. ArcGIS is great for most of the things but there are some issues like performance and license costs. That's why I'm looking into possible ...
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What are my options for creating a tile cache via a WMS server which requires http authentication?

I'd like to create a tile cache and offer the tiles via TMS/WMS. The source is a WMS server that is protected by basic http authentication, but no SSL. I'll also need to reproject the tiles. This is ...
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Does GeoServer and/or MapServer have a services directory similar to ArcGIS's services directory?

Does GeoServer or MapServer have anything analogous to the ArcGIS Server services directory? Is there a convenient endpoint where you can see all the services hosted on a particular machine? Edit: ...